Skin Deep Beauty Aesthetics' licensed aestheticians refresh skinscapes with customized facials performed with specially formulated DMK skincare products. Perspicacious hands slather a cleanser across pores before gently buffing away rough, dead skin and old Halloween makeup. Soothing applications of mask and lotion moisturize parched complexions, leaving dewy, lustrous skin in their hydrating wake. Epidermal experts tailor the one-hour treatment to address the specific skin concerns of each client, including acne, excessively dry or oily patches, or mouths that refuse to eat their vegetables. The inviting treatment room overlooks clusters of lofty trees and invokes a sense of tranquility with cool, robin's egg–blue walls and crisp, white linens.
Sunlight filters in through gauzy curtains at this clean, uncluttered salon, where patrons can glimpse a portrait of Audrey Hepburn looking coquettishly over her shoulder. Her glance falls on a team of stylists as they bring form and a subtle sparkle to tresses with cuts and highlights.
The creative team of Erin Lane Mattes and Carley Hapke harnesses their combined 16 years in the beauty industry to pamper clients inside a light-strewn Allison Park studio. Bright green walls and sleek hardwood floors reflect the space's cheerful, personable vibe, and handpicked products by renowned lines such as Goldwell and Brazilian Blowout Zero augment locks and highlight follicular auras during services in the form of hair coloring, extensions, and updos. Not content with just the basics of running a salon, Erin and Carley dole out a complimentary haircut to those donating their strands to Locks of Love and offer birthday-party packages for youngsters that include multi-hued extensions and mini manicures.
Sanddee Manning at Capelli Dio Salon grooms clients with services that include haircuts, conditioning, and color treatments. Her styling expertise rounds out a menu of services at the salon that includes manicures, pedicures, waxing, and facials.
Freestyle Hair Body & Soul Day Spa's team of style mavens treats tresses to a variety of beautifying services. A Global Keratin treatment utilizes a formula of hair-strengthening proteins and non-hydrolyzed Juvexin to transform frazzled follicles into silken strands. The Global Keratin products come in three formulas, ranging from one that allows hair to maintain a subtle, wave-like curl while taming overall frizz to the third level, which completely straightens hair and makes it unsafe to place in a microwave.
In the early 1960s, a young man dropped out of high school and got a job cutting hair at Saks Fifth Avenue. According to TribLive, he made $4.95 for his first haircut, and as this new job transformed into a burgeoning passion, he decided to sell his car to pay for tuition at Pittsburgh Beauty Academy. Philip Pelusi, this blue-collar boy with a modest past, eventually came to own 13 of his own salons, create signature hair and skincare product lines, and garner a slew of accolades, including being named one of the top 10 stylists in the country by InStyle magazine.
At Philip Pelusi Salons, each of the stylists specialize in Pelusi’s patented Volumetric haircutting method. Following architectural principles, the method takes face shape and hair texture into consideration as scissor snips carefully build from the bottom up to create a style that follows the hair’s natural growth pattern and preexisting electrical wiring. To complement this structural approach, the staff calls on Pelusi’s own line of eco-friendly, plant-derived salon formulas that are bolstered with sunscreens, proteins, and moisturizers to keep strands healthy. The salon magnate’s skincare and cosmetics formulas follow the same nourishing recipes and take a starring role in the salons’ menu of facials and makeup services.